Congo police fire shots in air to disperse protesters

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 20, 2015 4:40 AM

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired shots in the air on Tuesday to disperse demonstrators protesting for a second day against a proposed revision to the electoral code that could delay for years a presidential election slated for 2016.

Students burned tires and barricaded the road leading to the University of Kinshasa in the south of the city, witnesses said.

(Reporting by Aaron Ross; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Janet Lawrence)